Image of the Day: Species-Specific Songs
Image of the Day: Species-Specific Songs
Gene activity is linked to songbirds’ tunes.

Image of the Day: Species-Specific Songs
Image of the Day: Species-Specific Songs

Gene activity is linked to songbirds’ tunes.

Gene activity is linked to songbirds’ tunes.

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Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Abby Olena | Oct 3, 2019
Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.
Image of the Day: Watch and Learn
Image of the Day: Watch and Learn
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 25, 2019
Young zebra finches that receive feedback after they sing from a video of a fluffed-up female eventually develop more accurate tunes.
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018
Female zebra finches prefer red-beaked male finches over their orange-beaked counterparts.
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Oct 22, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2013
Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.
Behavior Brief
Bob Grant | Aug 23, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Estrogen’s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.